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Grass Emerald
Pseudoterpna pruinata

(Walker, 1863) 1665 / 70.297

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread and common species in Britain, although less common in northern Scotland, the larva feeding on gorse (Ulex spp.), petty whin (Genista anglica), dyer's greenweed (Genista tinctoria) and broom (Cytisus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is common on heaths and downs where gorse abounds, and in unimproved grassland habitat where dyer's greenweed flourishes at Rooksmoor in the Blackmore Vale. Larvae have also been found on broom at Parley Common and along the Wimborne by-pass.

Recorded in 32 (80%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-19mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Gorse, Broom
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
12/08/201919SY88 Wool / Lulworth
03/08/201939SU00 Wimborne
03/08/201919SY98 Wareham
03/08/2019+9SY98 Wareham
24/07/2019129SY98 Wareham

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